According to the Mayo Clinic, “Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors…”
VIRTUES OF MENTAL HEALTH IS SHEDDING LIGHT TO MENTAL ILLNESS
As a society, Mental illness is often at the back burner of our collective consciousness. Oftentimes, it is totally ignored. This has had disastrous results for those who suffer traumatic experiences since they are often brushed aside.
One of the foremost doctors leading the fight against this ignorance by shedding light on the true nature of mental health is Dr. Douglas Wagemann II MSN, PMHNP. Dr. Wagemann is a Canadian-American Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) who currently practices in the Southern California region. His experience in mental health began in his personal upbring and exposure to the mental health system as a family member of those with mental illness. These experiences drove the passion for mental health and to be a part of the healing for those with mental illness. His site Virtues of Mental Health is an amazing resource for those looking for more education and awareness of mental health and improving the mental health system as a whole. This is crucial for the wellbeing of those who so often are pushed aside.